Sidmouth Royal Navy Captain's blast from the past!

THIRTY four years after a Sidmouth Royal Navy Captain completed his basic training he re-visited the parade ground to inspect the Navy s newest recruits Captain Peter Lambourn took part in the inspection during a parade at HMS Raleigh in Cornwall to mark

THIRTY four years after a Sidmouth Royal Navy Captain completed his basic training he re-visited the parade ground to inspect the Navy's newest recruits

Captain Peter Lambourn took part in the inspection during a parade at HMS Raleigh in Cornwall to mark the anniversary of his passing-out-parade.

He also presented prizes to the top recruit and to the class who had achieved the best overall marks.

Capt Lambourn said: "I still vividly recall my time at Raleigh, and the pride I felt at passing out, with my classmates, in front of my family.


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"It was an honour and a real privilege to be able to come back and be part of this occasion.

"This was a special day for me, but more importantly, it was a special day for those passing out, who now move on to their specialist professional training."

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Capt Lambourn was brought up in Sidmouth and educated at King's Grammar School, Ottery. He now lives in Petersfield, Hampshire.

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